EPL SEASON PREVIEW - Tottenham Hotspur

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EPL SEASON PREVIEW - Tottenham Hotspur


The Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Perennially linked with whatever big job is going over the summer, Pochettino has stuck around to carry on his Tottenham project. Another advocate of the high pressing game, Pochettino's approach has proved a real success in the English game, firstly at Southampton and now on a bigger scale at Spurs. Silverware will surely be the aim this season.


The Squad:
Not much in the way of transfer activity for Spurs so far this summer. None at all in fact when it comes to incoming players. It's always a little risky to stand still whilst those around you are making moves in the market, but for Spurs it may simply be that Pochettino is perfectly happy with what he already has at his disposal.
With international quality right through the spine of the side, from goalkeeper Hugo Llori, through to Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose at the back; and the quality of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane in the attacking side of the game, its not hard to see why Pochettino hasn't tinkered too much.


Star Man: Harry Kane
As solid as Tottenham are all over the pitch, it is in the centre forward position where they look to hold an edge over most - if not all - of their rivals. Harry Kane is quite simply a supreme finisher and front man, as displayed when picking up the golden boot award at this summers World Cup. A guarantee of 20 plus goals a season is worth its weight in gold in this league and that's exactly what Kane brings.


Outlook:
Of the traditional contenders for the top six, Tottenham look one of the safer bets to go well. However, its difficult to see where any improvement is going to come from this season. We like the business done by both Arsenal and Chelsea this summer in terms of managerial appointments, whilst Manchester City and Liverpool potentially looking a cut above the rest. With Manchester United also in the mix, we fancy Spurs may miss out on Champions League football this time around.


Premier League Prediction: 6th


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